Eyeliner Basics That You Should Know : Eyeliner 101

Eyeliner Basics That You Should Know : Eyeliner 101

Black eyeliner. It’s standard. It’s all you need. It just makes the world a better place.

-- Marilyn Manson

Every makeup user's first love is eyeliner. It was most likely the first makeup product we all purchased, but it is still a staple in our makeup routine. Is an outfit complete without eyeliner?

A killer eyeliner wing instantly lifts your features and enlarges and enhances your eyes.

However, if done incorrectly, it can pull your face down and make your eyes appear tired and droopy.

Here is a quick introduction on whether you should use liquid eyeliner or eye pencil, or the pro gel!

Understanding the Formulas for Eyeliner

Eyeliners are available in a variety of formulas, each with its own application technique.

Eyeliner Pencil:

The eyeliner pencil is the easiest formula for beginners to master.

These can be used to achieve a variety of different looks, but you must always keep your pencil sharpened. Kohl or pencil liners are the most convenient to use, but they can be a little stiff to apply at times.

Gel Eyeliners:

However, because gel liners come in a pot and are applied with a brush, it may be difficult to determine w much product to use at first. They are, however, beautifully creamy and easily glide onto the skin. Gel liners are typically packaged in a small pot. They apply easily and last a long time.

Liquid Liners:

Finally, there are liquid liners. Beginners may find liquid eyeliner messy, but it is ideal for creating a sharp, defined, and dramatic line. Liquid liners are the most pigmented of the three, but they also require more refinement.

Conclusion: Start with a pencil eyeliner if you're a beginner.

Choose a creamy kohl pencil that glides on smoothly and does not tug on your eyelids.

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